Jon And Dany’s Relationship Is The Whole Point Of “Game Of Thrones”, According To GRRM

As far back as Jon and Daenerys met in Season 7, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, fans have been partitioned over how they feel about their interactions.

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 It was a tremendous arrangement to see these two noteworthy characters meet up finally. A lot of people were truly excited – and many began shipping the match.

In a few short episodes, their relationship has progressed on both personal and political levels. They are falling in love and forming an alliance – and Jon Snow even bent the knee.

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A lot of people are REALLY into it, against their better judgment.

While others just think it’s pretty icky.

Others still think it’s forced, or too cheesy. Some people have been comparing it to fanfiction, and suggesting that because the show has passed the books, the plot isn’t what George R.R. Martin would want.

But according to an interview with Game of Thronesdirector Alan Taylor, who directed episodes in the most recent season, as well as the first, Martin once revealed that Jon and Daenerys meeting was the whole point of the series.

"I remember when I was doing Season 1 and we were on location in Malta, and George R. R. Martin came to visit. He was sitting in a chair, and he was being really quite open about things that were to come," Taylor told Deadline. "... he alluded to the fact that Jon and Dany were the point, kind of. That, at the time, there was a huge, vast array of characters, and Jon was a lowly, you know, bastard son. So it wasn’t clear to us at the time, but he did sort of say things that made it clear that the meeting and the convergence of Jon and Dany were sort of the point of the series."

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“I remember when I was doing Season 1 and we were on location in Malta, and George R. R. Martin came to visit. He was sitting in a chair, and he was being really quite open about things that were to come,” Taylor told Deadline. “… he alluded to the fact that Jon and Dany were the point, kind of. That, at the time, there was a huge, vast array of characters, and Jon was a lowly, you know, bastard son. So it wasn’t clear to us at the time, but he did sort of say things that made it clear that the meeting and the convergence of Jon and Dany were sort of the point of the series.”

Speaking to the New York Times, Taylor added, “It was absolutely clear to [George] that within this sprawling scale the whole story was coming down to this partnership.”

When asked about whether a romance between Jon and Dany was inevitable, Taylor said, "Yeah, I think it’s kind of hard to see that not happening... We’ve seen them take a big step in [Season 7, Episode 6]. And I love this moment between them where you can sort of see it welling up for Dany, and it was great job by Emilia of sort of feeling it and almost falling into it and drawing back from it. But yeah, it’s gonna happen."

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When asked about whether a romance between Jon and Dany was inevitable, Taylor said, “Yeah, I think it’s kind of hard to see that not happening… We’ve seen them take a big step in [Season 7, Episode 6]. And I love this moment between them where you can sort of see it welling up for Dany, and it was great job by Emilia of sort of feeling it and almost falling into it and drawing back from it. But yeah, it’s gonna happen.”

So there you have it, folks. Love it or loathe it, it looks like the relationship between Jon and Daenerys will be in the books – and is here to stay in the show.

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At least until something awful happens to one or both of them. Because this is Game of Thrones… you know the drill.

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